This year, the iconic Time Magazine Person of the Year cover slot goes to “The Protestor,” a conceptual idea meant to indicate men and women around the world, particularly in the Middle East, who have agitated for change.

This selection was made from a short list of notable individuals, including Kate Middleton, Congressman Paul Ryan and Admiral William McRaven, the commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

For past ‘Person of the Year’ covers, check out our gallery below.